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I have a parking lot speed basher. My xray t3 has a viper vtx10r and a trinity d4 2.5 t brushless motor. I am running a 5000 mah 40c lipo. Not my issue is that after about 5 minutes of running the esc starts to twitch at steady throttle. It just won't drive smooth. The temps aren't crazy tho. 105 on the motor and maybe 115-120 on the esc. Could it be the battery just isn't string enough? Also, even Though the esc is relatively cool. The capacitor is blazing hot . It gets to 150-200 degrees
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With that kind of power draw, you definitely need a bigger battery. Both capacity and definatley c rating. Im surprised your battery isnt puffing. You might want to also upgrade your capacitor. It is working overtime to keep the power levels smooth. There are several companies out there that make bigger ones.
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I have a parking lot speed basher. My xray t3 has a viper vtx10r and a trinity d4 2.5 t brushless motor. I am running a 5000 mah 40c lipo. Not my issue is that after about 5 minutes of running the esc starts to twitch at steady throttle. It just won't drive smooth. The temps aren't crazy tho. 105 on the motor and maybe 115-120 on the esc. Could it be the battery just isn't string enough? Also, even Though the esc is relatively cool. The capacitor is blazing hot . It gets to 150-200 degrees
What are some brands? I'm already running a viper vtx10r. The thing is crazy fast tho. And the battery dies super quick and begins to get warm like 100 degrees ish when the cut off engages
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Hobbywing has a 4 bank capacitor. Get a bigger better battery.

That system is very powerful for the battery. You could be hitting lvc early from large amp draws the battery can't supply.
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then again, basher... unprepped surface, no grip, less draw
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Hobbywing has a 4 bank capacitor. Get a bigger better battery.

That system is very powerful for the battery. You could be hitting lvc early from large amp draws the battery can't supply.
yeah it does funny stuff , i have the over heat cut off at 160 and low voltage at 6.2 volts. do you guys have the viper as well? i dont know what it means when certain lights flash
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then again, basher... unprepped surface, no grip, less draw
oh yeah no grip at all. its crazy without a body on but. you wouldnt dare run without the body
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thats also pretty low on the lvc given the current draw, I'd have it at at least 6.6v, otherwise that pack won't last long. A better pack will reduce the temps on the cap
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Originally Posted by rcjunky1 View Post
thats also pretty low on the lvc given the current draw, I'd have it at at least 6.6v, otherwise that pack won't last long. A better pack will reduce the temps on the cap
thanks for the response, i was thinking maybe 100c 7000mah or soo.
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Speed runs what is your FDR? If bank of caps, one or two of them probably bad. try new caps.
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My pinion is 21 and spur is 87. And the final ratio is 7.8...
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If you disable you voltage cuttoff,n that will solve your problem (but generate a new one).

A bigger/better battery will help. But a 7000 mah pack would nearly double the battery weight. So you'll have to adjust for balance/tweek.
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If you disable you voltage cuttoff,n that will solve your problem (but generate a new one).

A bigger/better battery will help. But a 7000 mah pack would nearly double the battery weight. So you'll have to adjust for balance/tweek.
Do you have a viper vtx10r? And tbh I looked up the weight and online they only weight a few my grams then what I have now
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He's pointing out that if you disable lvc you could and probably will kill your batteries.

7000mah 100c is good for what your doing.
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Originally Posted by 2uzferunner03 View Post
He's pointing out that if you disable lvc you could and probably will kill your batteries.

7000mah 100c is good for what your doing.
Ohhhhhhhhhh lol thank you
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